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|Title: ||Involvement of Primary Care Providers in the Care of Hospitalized Patients|
|Authors: ||Brener, Stacey Sarah|
|Advisor: ||Bell, Chaim|
|Department: ||Health Policy, Management and Evaluation|
|Keywords: ||Primary Care|
Continuity of Care
Quality of Care
Health Services Utilization
|Issue Date: ||5-Dec-2011|
|Abstract: ||This study examined the potential impact on processes of care and patient outcomes upon exposure of supportive and concurrent care provided by primary care providers (PCPs) to their hospitalized patients. A secondary objective was to describe the PCPs who conduct these services, and the patients who receive them.
There was a marked, observable trend that PCP visits to their hospitalized patients is on the decline (dropped 10% between 2003 and 2009). The patients who received in-hospital visits from their PCPs had more disease burden and were hospitalized longer than the control group.
Patients who received and in-hospital visit from their PCP were more likely to receive home care services and PCP visits post-discharge [adjusted OR 1.20 (95% CI 1.12-1.28)]. They were also less likely to experience the composite outcome of death, hospital readmission, or emergency department visit [aOR 0.95 (95% CI 0.91-0.98)].|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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